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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Composer Nico Muhly. (Courtesy the Artist)

Thirty-three year-old composer Nico Muhly has turned the classical music world on its head with the sound of drones, the web, the world right now. He joins us.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
Musician Lead Belly plays an accordion in an undated photograph. (Wikicommons)

Loved our show on Lead Belly, but unsure on where you should start to listen? Jeff Place of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage offers his best picks for a beginning Lead Belly listener.

 
Friday, February 27, 2015 | 11:00 AM
This image released courtesy of the Lead Belly Estate shows folk and blues musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949. (AP)

Going back to Lead Belly. The blues legend is back. His influences, as big as ever.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Wendy Whalen, in a photographic portrait by Nisian Hughes. (Nisian Hughes)

Prima ballerina Wendy Whelan is with us. One of the country’s most famous ballerinas looks at dance as she approaches 50.

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Friday, February 20, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Workers move red carpet as preparations are made for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. The Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 22. (AP)

Oscars this weekend. “Birdman,” “Boyhood,” “American Sniper”? We’ll talk who should win, and why.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 11:00 AM
President Barack Obama sits down for an interview with YouTube star Glozell Green on January 22, 2015. (The White House/File)

YouTube turns ten. We’ll look at how it has changed music, culture, and the media.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 11:00 AM
The punk rock band Sleater-Kinney (from L: Janet Weiss, Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker) (Courtesy the Band)

Feminist punk-rockers, the band Sleater-Kinney, is with us. Reunited. Hotter than ever.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
German singer Helene Fischer performs on stage during the final German TV show 'Wetten dass...?' (Bet that ...?) in Nuremberg, Germany, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (AP)

So we know what Germany was listening to in the 19th Century. But what about the 21st Century? Answers within.

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Monday, February 2, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Tenor and author Ian Bostridge. (Courtesy The Artist)

We’ll explore Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, or Winter Journey – the late great, strange song cycle with tenor Ian Bostridge. Plus: a fresh look at contemporary German pop music.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | 11:00 AM
From left to right Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir with San Francisco Giants' Tim Flannery sing the national anthem before Game 3 of the National League baseball championship series between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP)

The Grateful Dead, reuniting. We look at the long strange trip of one of the most successful bands in history.

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Jul 30, 2015
Shereef Bishay, co-founder of Dev Bootcamp, center, talks with student Ryan Guerrettaz during a class at Dev Bootcamp in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Dev Bootcamp is one of a new breed of computer-programming schools that’s proliferating in San Francisco and other U.S. tech hubs. These “hacker boot camps” promise to teach students how to write code in two or three months and help them get hired as web developers, with starting salaries between $80,000 and $100,000, often within days or weeks of graduation. (AP)

From barista to tech wiz. Computer coding boot camps are hot. Vaulting their graduates in just months into high-paying jobs. We’ll look at the surge.

Jul 30, 2015
Conan O'Brien speaks at the 43rd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Gala at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Los Angeles.  (AP)

Who owns jokes? Seriously. In the age of social media, the lines are murky.

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Jul 29, 2015
The transit area at Terminal 3 in Singapore's Changi Airport, ranked as the world's best airport by SkyTrax, a UK-based travel consultancy. (WikiCommons / Jay8g)

New York City’s LaGuardia Airport to be torn down and rebuilt. We’ll consider what makes a great airport now, and how the US stacks up to the global competition.

 
Jul 29, 2015
Federal investigators respond to the scene of a shooting at the Grand Theatre on Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Lafayette, La. (AP)

Guns, background checks, and mass shootings. A new outcry over the system that decide who gets a gun and who doesn’t.

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Q & A: Scott Walker On The Iran Deal, Huckabee Comments
Monday, Jul 27, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker explains his opposition to the Iran Deal, his record of statewide electoral victory and why he feels he’s set to win the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.

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Q & A: Carly Fiorina On Trump, Sexism, And Being Cut From The GOP Debate
Monday, Jul 27, 2015

Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of computer giant Hewlett-Packard, joined guest host John Harwood to talk Donald Trump, the upcoming Republican candidate debate and sexism in modern life.

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Our Week In The News: July 24, 2015
Friday, Jul 24, 2015

You all really, really love to listen to our week in the news segments (that’s great) and we wonder why. Plus: Alex Trebek can’t really sing, in case you were wondering.

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